The City of Henderson is participating in the 39th annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign held in May and presented by the International Code Council and its members and partners to promote building safety. First observed in 1980, Building Safety Month raises awareness about critical safety issues: structural, fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency.
Building codes and the officials who enforce them are making Henderson families and businesses safer. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes result in structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage. Building safety affects everyone and modern, updated building codes save lives.
Henderson’s Development Services Center invites residents to learn more about the importance of building safety throughout the month of May. All activities will take place in the lobby of City Hall East, 240 S. Water St., from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted:
May 1-2: Preparing for Disasters: Build Strong, Build Smart
City representatives will kick off Building Safety Month by handing out informational material and answering questions.
May 6-8: Ensuring a Safer Future Through Training and Education
Stop by Emergency Management’s booth from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., where staff will hand out items and demonstrate how to effectively use a fire extinguisher. The Nevada State Contractors Board will also be present in the lobby on May 6 to provide informational material and answer questions.
May 13-16: Securing Clean, Abundant Water for All Communities
City representatives from the Department of Utility Services will provide informational material and answer questions relating to the topic.
May 20-23: Construction Professionals and Homeowners: Partners in Safety
A local HOA management company will present the Community Safety, Codes and Enforcement Symposium in Henderson. City representatives will address approximately 115 Henderson HOA board members on building resilient communities, the role of code enforcement in a managed community and the importance of fire safety.
May 28-30: Innovations in Building Safety
City representatives from Development Services Center will offer a brief overview of upcoming innovative software that will provide customers with a more user-friendly online interface for submitting permit applications, checking status, printing issued permits, scheduling inspections, paying invoices, and more.
“When our building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings and review construction plans to confirm code compliance, they help to ensure the places where the community lives, works and plays are safe,” said Majid Pakniat, assistant director of Building & Fire Safety for the City of Henderson. “We work closely with homebuilders, contractors, plumbers, roofers, and other construction industry trades to protect this city.”
For more information about Building Safety Month, visit buildingsafetymonth.org.